I gave cross stitch items as Christmas presents this year.
To MacMac’s mom I made her two stitched towels:
She likes roosters, so when i found the pattern on the DMC-USA site I knew I’d make it for her. About halfway through stitching it the pattern was taken off the site 🙁 so can’t share a link
I also made her a thistle towel. I bought In A Gentle Fashion‘s Thistle Band Sampler pattern, and she had seen me working on it and asked that one day I make her one.
For MacMac’s sister I stitched her a butterfly towel. I think it was also a free DMC pattern.
For MacMac’s dad I stitched him this eagle and flag. The pattern was in the DMC Most Beautiful Colors thread pack
For MacMac I made him Dracolair Creations’ Jeweled Celtic Cross